The 2022 Wairarapa Balloon Festival is the must-see family fun event of the year, taking place over Easter, from 14th –18th April.


Be sure to welcome the 12-strong Hot Air Balloons during this 5 day Wairarapa wide event, with balloonist competitions, sky high displays, and joyful and vibrant entertainment.

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Updates will be each night by 7pm before each flying day and will also be about 6am each morning of flying.


Thursday 14th April                    NO FLYING  due to winds above ground

Wairarapa Mitsubishi First Flight – from 6.30am, Masterton 

Thursday 14th April - 7pm

Wairarapa Mitsubishi Burner Parade Masterton.

From Countdown up Queen Street to Farriers carpark.


Friday 15th April

Mass Ascension – from 6.30am, Carterton 

Saturday 16th April  CANCELED DUE TO WIND

Park to Paddock Challenge – from 6.30am, Greytown 

Sunday 17th April   updated 8.43pm 16/4/22

Meander over Martinborough – Lift off from 6.30am, Martinborough

Lift off from Martinborough Golf Club Todds Road off Oxford Street.

Please  parking inside.

Monday 18th April    updated

Farewell Flight – from 6.30am, from Solway Show Grounds Fleet Street, Masterton. PLEASE NO DOGS ALLOWED 
Pilots and their balloons will take off for the last time in the festival’s finale flight.


This schedule is subject to change, as ballooning is weather dependent so decisions can only be made on the day. To see whether the balloons are flying, check out this website, Facebook or Instagram


Supporting The Festival

Do YOU want to be involved in the Wairarapa Balloon Festival? 

Take a look at your options and support this fantastic iconic Wairarapa event. Click on the link below: